Sunday, July 24, 2016

International Giveaway Coming

I had a national US giveaway recently and I had promised one for my international friends. So, the international giveaway is coming soon.

I would ask that you be a Facebook friend. Friend me here: https://www.facebook.com/SLynnePrice

To make you eligible, I will ask you to either share a blogspot post from here or either a a Facebook post when I decide what the heck I'm going to do.

The way this works is I write down the name of each friend who has shared my post on a slip of paper. My husband draws the name. It was a lot of fun the last time. I only wish that everyone could have won. If I were wealthy enough, I'd give everyone a painting or a print. That would be a dream come true for me.

Doing Dad Stuff


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Some of My Latest Paintings: Need Feedback


This is the first day in three that I could actually browse the net. So, I am taking advantage of the situation and adding photos in one blog post.

Needed Feedback
: While definitely impressionism, my style is evolving, right from under my feet with a mind of its own no less. Instead of my fingers or even a painting knife, I used a different instrument to execute the following three paintings. While I used broken color and mixed mostly on the canvas, the works are not as pointillistic as my other works. I would like to approach non-co-op galleries in about a year, so I must execute a body of work in a consistent style.

You do not need to be an artist to comment. I'm really interested/need to know what everyone's opinion is. You can help me decide if this style is one I should continue with. Thanks!

What do you think? I would greatly appreciate any response and/or advice. These paintings were from my trips to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, my favorite painting spot.

Hazy Golden Hour at the Refuge
24 x 24, oil on canvas

Two O'clock Sun
24 x 20, oil on canvas

Four O'Clock Sun
30 x 24,oil on canvas


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sketch After Pierre-Paul Prud'hon: Head of Divine Vengeance


Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (April 4, 1758 – February 16, 1823) was a romantic French painter known for his excellent draughtsmanship and his well-executed allegorical paintings.

Prud'hon was also considered eccentric and unorthodox in his drawing method. No one has quite figured out his method as he would stump between layers of hatches, often obscuring his marks. He never crosshatched though a few marks may suggest he did. But upon closer inspection, the hatches going in a diagonal across previous marks were laid down after stumping and in subsequent layers. Therefore, his marks were not technically crosshatched; his method was too deviant for crosshatches to be considered. Additionally, most of his marks seem to be applied parallel or diagonal to the planes of form.

Prud'hon's drawings transmit an inner light, a great luminosity. He allows a few hatches to show here and there which portray the individuality of the artist.

I copied one of his drawings in an effort to learn a little bit about how Prud'hon worked. I acquired blue Ingres paper made in Germany, some Contes in black and white (grades HB, B, and 2B), a chamois, a putty eraser, and stumps and tortillons.

I first did a graphite drawing, then I outlined the drawing in a hard black Conte. I used the chamois to remove as much of the Conte as I could. I wanted a ghost image but ended up with a darker outline. This problem prevailed throughout the drawing. Perhaps I should have added padding under the drawing? A lighter touch? Or maybe I should make my own softer crayons.

At any rate, I was happy with the drawing and I learned a great deal. One of the things I learned is that I need to loosen up, let my personality come through a drawing despite the fact that I'm "copying." I also learned that Prud'hon's method is more like painting that drawing. I pushed the Conte around a lot with the stump. Drawing is also like painting in that it is a series of corrections.

Copying drawings from the Masters will be a life long adventure for me. Drawing is just as important as painting.




Prud'hons "Head of Divine Vengeance
Black and white chalk on blue laid paper - the blue has faded to a tan
My copy of Prud'hon's "Head of Divine Vengeance"
Black and white chalk on blue Ingres (laid) paper




Monday, May 23, 2016

Morning Ritual: Quick Sketches

I sketch every morning. I've been doing so for over a week now. I am doing gesture, contour, and mass with contour drawings.

Quick figure sketches, 30 seconds to 10 minutes, really teach one how to see. I will continue to sketch daily for the rest of my life. I absolutely love it and I can only begin to recount how valuable daily sketching is. I saw great improvement last week when I attended a figure drawing session at The Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, GA.

As far as tools go, I have quite a few drawing media to choose from: graphite pencils, charcoal (yuk - too messy), Conte crayons, a Tombow ABT dual brush pen No. 899, and various other tools. You can sketch with anything that makes a mark, including children's crayons or oil paint. Supports include an imported Ingres laid paper and various sketchbooks accepting different or most media.

I am compelled by the beautiful human figure and could spend the rest of my life drawing it. Arguments erupt on Facebook forums regarding nude renderings. There is a subset of the ignorant who believe nudes are not art, that such renderings are pornographic. Such small minds should disengage themselves from art forums, and never visit a museum (I don't think they have) nor art gallery.

Quick morning sketch, May 23, 2016


Monday, May 9, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Study of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist



I love architecture. From new gold, brick and glass buildings in Dallas, Texas to gothic cathedrals, I find inspiration.

Monet was in awe when he painted his Rouen Cathedral series. He captured the effect of light on the facade of the Cathedral at different times of day including sunset:

Monet's "Facade at Sunset"
The first stone of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Ga was laid in the late 1800's. A fire in 1898 destroyed much of the structure but the the Cathedral was quickly rebuilt and opened in 1900.

While the Cathedral enjoys an active congregation, it's a draw for photographers and tourists also. There are self-guided tours available though I have not yet entered the Church. However, I knew I would paint the Cathedral and probably more than once, maybe a series!

While driving the squares of Savannah during the golden hour. I saw the spires reaching into the sky from a few streets to the east. Upon turning down E. Harris Street, I had my first view of the Cathedral. I was amazed to see the Cathedral awash in sparkling lemon light, lowering into cobalt blue just as in Monet's Rouen Cathedral, Facade at Sunset. A few minutes later, the lemon deepened into a tangerine with a deeper cobalt blue splashing the bottom half of the facade.

I painted a "study" of the Cathedral today.  A lot of detail has been left out and my drawing is not perfect. Even so, the painting was somewhat difficult.

My aim was to capture my emotional reaction to the scene and I believe I accomplished that goal. I do wish to execute a more detailed painting of the Cathedral...if I can do so without the process becoming a mechanical exercise. It might be best to do a detailed drawing as a work of art if I want detail.  At any rate, I will be painting this lovely Cathedral in different lighting situations.


Study of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
12 x 12
oil on gallery wrap canvas
$275

Friday, May 6, 2016

Passion, Immortality and a Dose of Death

Have you ever wondered why Creatives tend to fall into depression, commit suicide, become addicted to drugs, and have that temperamental personality stigma? The following diatribe is my opinion where I answer the above questions with some caveats.

Innate Creatives, and that includes scientists and inventors with a high IQ, are wired different than noncreatives. But how so? Can't anyone learn physics, writing, guitar, acting, painting or become a surgeon? Yes, anyone can...up to a point. But Creativity or giftedness cannot be taught.

Creativity cannot be taught. Giftedness is innate.

People have aptitudes toward different pursuits. Some people are very gifted. And some people are prodigies.

Detail of "Artemesia"
(Artemesia was executed in acrylics including iridescent Aztec gold and pearl shimmer. Here is an example of an expressionist piece I needed to do which started from a live figure drawing session incidentally. An artist has to follow her dreams...which are often little inklings tickling the brain.)

You can bet if you pursue playing guitar, painting, etc., like a mad dog that you have great aptitude at the very least. If you continue such passion throughout life, you are likely fulfilling your gift.

A gift does not wish to lie down, to be forgotten.  That wiring, I spoke of...forsaking the act of creation causes mental anguish. Creating can be difficult but it is more difficult to be lazy; laziness can lead to a whole subset of personality problems including depression that leads to substance addictions and/or suicide.

When an artist creates they are Becoming. They create themselves though their work. Herein lies a secret: when an artist creates, they are Truly alive; when an artist is not creating, they are dying. With a caveat called focus, a healthy artist is constantly flying in a universe of ideas with many more tickling the brain on a subconscious level.

Doesn't this living and dying stuff sound like some kind of addictive behavior, some kind of friable and histrionic personality disorder? It does on the surface. But what I am describing is a gift that can only be fulfilled with passion and Will. You can't achieve immortality without a relentless drive. You have to manifest the subjective universe (realm of the astral/imagination) into the objective universe (the "world"). Apotheosis is not handed to anyone.

The majority of Creatives who say they cannot create, and become depressed, is because they are not creating. You see, inspiration comes from sitting with pen in hand to write, making a mark on a blank canvas, strumming that guitar, or writing down a mathematical problem. Inspiration lurks in the subconscious 24/7.

Considering addictions, I do believe that the creative brain is wired for addiction. I can't say whether we are born with that predisposition but I think it's possible. There are endorphins released when we create and those same endorphins are released through the intake of some substances. We create greedy little neurological pathways in the brain screaming for an endorphin rush. At an early age, we find great pleasure from drawing or other stimulating activities. We become hardwired to need and want an endorphin flow. Creatives can succumb to overeating, alcohol and drug addiction versus fulfilling their creative passion.  And that will surely become a infinite nightmare of despair and an unfulfilled life. The ouroboros has then fallen from heaven.

What about those "Hollywood types" who die from drug overdoses or the famous artist who is an alcoholic? We think of them as self-indulgent fools who haven't a clue. Well, in some cases, these addictions show what people choose to do with their money and I am not here to judge lifestyle choices that do not impact me or my family. But a lot of disposable income can present its own problems when paired with an addictive personality. Remember the wiring for endorphins; the brain wants, wants, wants. While it is sad to witness other's self-destructive behavior, the loss of real genius, by whatever means, Prince, Robin Williams, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison for example, are true tragedies.








Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Red and Blue are Not Primary Colors

Red and blue can be mixed and, therefore, are not primary colors. This simple statement is true. Ask a printer if you don't believe me. Printers use the CMYK protocol: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. While we could describe cyan as a blue-green and magenta as a red-violet, they are not mixes of other colors but pure pigments. Black in the CMYK format is used to save money on pigments and to tone down colors versus using their compliments (once again saving money).

When I first read about artists using a CMY palette, I had a hunch that such powerful pigments used together would work for me. I did some research to find out which oil-based pigments I would need. Indeed, the pigments I found are amazing together. I already had phthalo blue and permanent rose on my palette but I had not used them in a limited RYB (red, yellow, blue) or CMY arrangement.

Cyan - Phthalo Blue (PB 15) by Grumbacher

Magenta - Permanent Rose (PV19) by Winsor and Newton

Yellow - Transparent yellow (PY 128) by Winsor and Newton and also Rembrandt (the only two companies who manufacture paints with PY 128 as the sole pigment)

The transparent yellow is so saturated that when tinted out with titanium white, it is brighter than cadmium yellow light or cadmium yellow lemon!

I thought I might need cadmium orange or a cadmium red light (scarlet) but no.

Also, the three pigments mixed together make a very saturated black. I mixed cyan and magenta to make the darkest color first. Then I added transparent yellow which created the darkest black you can imagine.

I completed an entire 12 x 24 painting and love the result. The painting went fast, too. Some folks at Wetcanvas claimed they didn't like the CMY palette as mixing was too laborious. I didn't have that problem though I did mix more on the palette versus applying my paint only directly to the canvas.

The only trouble I ran into was forgetting to constantly add white to my mixes. You see, I had gotten away from white because of its tendency to mute/cool mixtures too much.

I believe I will love the simplicity of using only three colors plus white. I suppose I might add black to my palette if I ever have the need to do so. I tend to paint on the brighter side so I probably won't.

I did some color charts and it was odd to see transparent yellow and permanent rose make a fire engine red. Cyan and magenta make blue. Red, blue and green are the secondaries! I can mix the brightest greens to olive to the darkest emerald or viridian greens. Yet again, no need for a tube green.

Transparent yellow and permanent rose make a true red as seen above.
 Brilliant oranges and scarlet are easy to create.

Phthalo blue and permanent rose make a neutral blue.

Transparent yellow tinted out makes a yellow brighter (and safer) than cad yellow light
or cad yellow lemon.
This one is a keeper!

You all may have seen my tubes of paint laid out in one of my earlier posts.  I think there were 40 or so tubes of acrylic. To me, having all of that glorious color was a lot like using pastels; I would just reach for the right color. I gradually reclaimed my impressionist palette of about 13 colors however. I then whittled down my palette a bit more.

I will try the CMY palette for awhile and see how I like it. One thing is for sure:  transparent yellow will replace cadmium yellow light/cadmium yellow lemon.

See the finished painting below.


Woody Pond, Breezy Day (Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge)
12 x 24, oil on linen panel
Painting knife

Friday, April 29, 2016

Evolution of My Style: No More Fingers

I love the look of oil paint. While I can scarcely discern my acrylic paintings (thanks to a thick application and varnish) from my oil paintings, oils have a beauty and depth unrivaled by any other media, especially when painted on a panel.

I have returned to painting in oils and using painting knives. I am able to layer color and achieve an even greater impression, identical to authentic French Impressionism, but in my style.

I had practiced with the knife about 10 years ago when learning full-color seeing espoused by artists from the Cape Cod School of Art. My problem with the knife was fear, fear my work would look like everyone else's work who uses a knife(ves). Honestly, the student works are very similar. But they are beginning works. One's style evolves.

And give up finger painting? That's what I am known for. It's a wow factor because not many of us are doing it. Alas, I am good at it. But finger painting is too messy. It might even be a hindrance to where I want to go. Ok, it is a hindrance. My ego has relented. I am over it.

A well-known artist saw my work in person the other day. She said to me, "Finally, someone who knows color and value, and you can do anything you want." That struck a deep chord. She's right and she changed my life with that statement. I can do anything I want. I will do what I want. I need to do what I want.

The ability to work from my imagination is my greatest gift. I've always had the imagination but it has taken decades to understand nature and acquire the technical skill. Of course I will continue to make forays outdoors with my tripod and Guerilla pochade box. There is no substitute for en plein air painting. The alligators here can be a nuisance however. They cut short my painting adventure the other day. But the memories are with me still, the same as a leaf turned citrine from the sun.

From now on, I will use the painting knife with thick luscious oil paint. It comes natural to me...as natural as finger painting.



Farmer's Market
16 x 20, Oil on linen panel
Knife technique

Detail of Farmer' Market

Detail of Farmer's Market
(Note the sky resembles some of Monet's)


Thursday, April 21, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Aruban Romeo

Aruban Romeo
12 x 12
Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas


The Savannah Art Association will have a Caribbean themed show hung tomorrow at Sweet Spice Restaurant in Pooler, GA.

My offering for the show is a green iguana. The Aruban green iguana can not only be green in color but brown, grey, or red-orange.

I decided to use several colors and place him on the beach with tropical flowers and the crystal blue water of the Caribbean Sea. This painting was so much fun to do!

I named the painting of the handsome bloke, "Aruban Romeo."



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Fletchy

Fletchy
8 x 10, acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
Meet "Fletchy", the beloved 19 year old baby girl who belongs to my friend, Mary.

This was a commission and the kitty was standing on concrete in front of a vehicle. We added a landscape with flowers.  Poppies and daisies were Mary's mother's favorite flowers.

I enjoyed painting Fletchy so much that I would enjoy more commission work.

8 x 10 = $185.00
9 x 12 = $226.00
11 x 14 = $338.00

Paintings will be executed on gallery wrap canvas and do not require a frame unless you prefer a less deep canvas and want to frame.

We can go larger in size if you like.

All works are painted in my beautiful impressionist style. I will work with you from beginning to completion to make sure we have the background and elements that are important to you in the composition.

Shipping and handling are included in the price.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Second Place at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport Show!


I am so elated! I won second place at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport Art Show sponsored by the Savannah Art Association. I am thrilled that the prize money covered my nonrefundable jury fee paid to City Market in the Savannah historic/art district. The fee is not cheap. (I will find out whether I was approved in a few days, certainly by April 21, I believe, and will post on that when I know something. If approved, I will be showing in Gallery 11 beginning June 1st.)

There were 47 beautiful entries, all worthy of prizes and being shared with the world.

I appreciate all of the nice comments about my work. I enjoyed answering questions about my style. I will be happy to teach classes and workshops so that others may learn my finger painting technique.

Below is the winning painting and the Judge's Comment:

Bouquet Chardon Sauvage (Wild Thistle Bouquet)
18 x 24, acrylic fingerpainting on canvas

Judge's Comment
(Professor Schmidt, Armstrong State University)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Let's Get Out of Here


"Let's get out of here. The place is unhealthy. There is no sincerity." ~Claude Monet

Monet and Renoir were painting in the studio of Charles Gleyre. Gleyre had reprimanded Renoir for enjoying the painting process. He then admonished Monet for painting the model as he saw her instead of an idolized form.

Impressionism is about the artist's personal response to a subject. The artist becomes one with the subject, and while in that state of euphoria, doesn't see the subject or objects, merely spots and little shapes of color.

The goal of impressionist painting is not to create a finished painting but to express one's feelings about the subject.

The end goal of impressionism is to Become, that is, become the most powerful painters we can become. In knowing you are a powerful painter is peace and self-satisfaction.

Figure Study from a Session at the Jepson Center for the Arts
S. Lynne Price

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Alizarin Crimson Thou Be Gone

Cloudy Day Roses
6 x 6, oil on linen panel
Private Collection

I am removing alizarin crimson (I actually use the permanent quinacridone alizarin) from my impressionist palette.

I had used alizarin next to orange to create a very bright burnt sienna like color...because alizarin and orange are what I see dancing around. Or did see.

Here in the deep South, I am not finding alizarin taches at all. The colors are more high key. Magentas and bright pyrrole reds are abundant in the shadows of trees. The earth is a bright orange or sparkling bright red (Georgia red clay). The shadows in a red rose are cadmium red deep, magenta and ultramarine or purple, not alizarin.

I generally don't use cadmium reds in mixtures as they result in a purple bruised look. But used as an accent of pure color, they are magnificent.

What about you?  Do you use alizarin?  How so?



Sunday, April 3, 2016

SHOW: Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

If you live in the Savannah area or are flying through the Airport, I invite you to stop by the Airport Art Gallery and take a look; work from members of the Savannah Art Association (SAA) is on display through June 29, 2016.  The SAA is the oldest art group in Georgia, having formed in 1920.

The theme of the show is "Birds, Bees and Blossoms" and will be judged with first, second and third places.

I submitted three pieces.  You can see two in the photos below. A security guard ordered me to not take photos (oops!), so my third piece is not shown here,

View of the Airport Art Gallery, Departures/Terminal Area

Two of My Paintings:
"Foggy Morning" and "Bouquet Chardon Sauvage"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Painting in Savannah's Historic District (and some photos)

Savannah, Georgia is one of the most beautiful towns in the US.  The eight squares are flanked by historic homes, restaurants, art galleries, espresso shops, and other quaint venues.  Each square is abloom with azaleas right now and live oaks drip with Spanish moss. Though a parks department maintains each square, residents add their own beautification projects as well.

Yesterday, I painted in Chippewa Square, home to a statue of General James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia.  From wiki:

"James Edward Oglethorpe (22 December 1696 – 30 June 1785) was a British general, Member of Parliament, philanthropist, and founder of the colony ofGeorgia. As a social reformer, he hoped to resettle Britain's worthy poor in the New World, initially focusing on those in debtors' prisons."

It was not easy deciding where in the Square to set up my French easel.  I began thinking I should just close my eyes, spin around, and point; wherever I stopped would be the magic place.

I finally settled for painting the Gallery Espresso shop.  The red umbrellas drew me.  It was not easy editing the scene before me, to keep it clean and uncomplicated.

The sun kept ducking behind clouds and every time it reappeared there were new colors in the awning of the Espresso shop.  Of course that's my thing...color and light.  No doubt, I was challenged yesterday.

Tourists stopped by to chat with me about my painting and noted I was painting with my fingers.  I spied some taking photos of me as well as filming me.  But I was too focused on my painting to care.

After painting for a few hours, I walked around and snapped some photos.  Some homes have breathtaking courtyards.  One can peek through the iron gates to discover exquisite statuary, ornate pools, and lavish tropical landscaping.


Gallery Espresso at Chippewa Square
11 x 14, acrylic fingerpainting on canvas


Painting in the Square

Courtyard with a beautiful statue

One of many scenes in Chippewa Square

Statue of General James Oglethorpe


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Jamestown Cobalt and Citrus Study

I set up a still life outdoors and painted for an hour.  It was a lot of fun...until the mosquitoes descended upon me.  Still, I am quite pleased with this little gem.

The pitcher is from Jamestown glass and has a heart-shaped lip. It's quite pretty and I'll be sure to include the pitcher in other still life paintings.  I DO have Jamestown glass in other shapes.  Cobalt blue is hard to resist.

I have this painting starting at a very reasonable bid, $25 plus 10 shipping.

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"Jamestown Cobalt and Citrus"
6 x 6, acrylic on canvas

Saturday, March 19, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Wildflowers Along Raccoon Island Trail

My office is the beautiful Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.  Worrisome sand gnats, stinging mosquitoes, biting no see-um bugs, sneaky monstrous alligators, and at least four kinds of waiting vipers surround me when I dare step into the Wild.

The sound of bullfrogs singing a deep G note, birds trilling, egrets and blue heron splashing, ducks diving, golden eagles gliding overhead, and the soft inner voice riding upon the wind induce a tranquil state in which to focus on a day of painting en plein air.

Spanish moss gracefully rocks back and forth on the old oak trees, a loyal friend in every season. Some day I will bring a lawn chair and succumb to its pearly sashay;  I will dream of beauty unseen.

Spring is blooming at the Refuge  The grasses and new buds are that acid green that I love.  I noted at least 8 different types of wildflowers.

The Raccoon Island Trail was a perfect spot to paint.  The yellow and purple wildflowers are glorious. And two alligators watched me as I painted.  I left my car door unlocked in case I needed to bolt.

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"Wildflowers Along Raccoon Island Trail"
9 x 12, acrylic fingerpainting on canvas

Friday, March 18, 2016

THE "IT"

The "IT"

I am not from the land of France as an abstract impressionist painter is not from the land of Abstract.

My title (French Impressionist Painter versus American Impressionist) refers to my carrying on the tradition of French Impressionism from the 1800's and early 1900's.

Many contemporary impressionists are doing the California en plein air thing...big bold brushstrokes and very little detail. After awhile, many of the artists start to look alike.

I believe the reason why many contemporary/modern impressionist pieces look the same is because the artists are too young to have found their "It." They've likely taken workshops and classes and do not have a natural vision.

Without a natural gift or vision, these artists manage to do amazing work however. And down the road, their natural gift may appear.

The "It" is the technique that separates one artist from another. Admittedly, it make take 20 or more years to find one's "It."

"Hollyhock Cascade"
6 x 6
Acrylic on panel
Private Collection

Thursday, March 17, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Refuge Budding Out

I painted en plein air at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge yesterday.  I recommend you visit.  If you love nature and wildlife, you are in for a pleasant experience.

I set up my easel with a painting umbrella atop. A painting umbrella is used to keep the light off of one's painting; too much light will cause you to paint dark.  You end up with something close to a night scene!

It was so windy, at times, that my easel almost became airborne.  So, I had to hold on to the easel with one hand and paint with the other.  This was a task since I don't squeeze out acrylics ahead of time but open each individual tube as  I need it.

I managed to focus well despite the distractions. I had water on both sides.  I kept looking over my shoulder for alligators though.  There weren't any mosquitoes or sand gnats; for that I am thankful.

I will be going back often.  This may be my favorite place.

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"Refuge Budding Out"
9 x 12
Acrylic fingerpainting on gallery wrap canvas

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Tybee Island Girl

On March 14, 2016, I painted with the Savannah Art Association Plein Air Group at Tybee Island, Georgia. It was a beautiful day, upper 70's to low 80's and sunny. We had a wonderful time dining at the North Island Bar and Grill. It was fun to watch the tourists, and one fat black and white cat who waited for her food bowl to be filled, probably with fish or crab.

I hope you enjoy my fresh-off-the-easel painting of this little girl in her red swimsuit. I'm sure she was collecting seashells.

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"Tybee Island Girl"
12 x 12
Acrylic fingerpainting on Canvas

Monday, March 7, 2016

NEW PAINTING: February Azaleas at Jerusalem Lutheran


"February Azaleas at Jerusalem Lutheran"
12 x 16
Acrylic fingerpainting on canvas
$400
Located in Rincon, Georgia, the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in 1767-1769.  It is the oldest Lutheran church in American and has an active congregation.  Many of the parishioners are descendants of the German families who settled the area (Gnann, Kieffer, Kessler, Arnsdorff, etc.).

I love driving to the church and taking photos.  Imagine my surprise and delight when I was surprised by blooming azaleas!

EXHIBITION: The Cyber Art Show

I invite you to view my two-day Cyber Art Show Exhibition, curated by Mr. Keith Linwood Stover:

To view my two-day exhibition (24 paintings total, 12 today and 12 tomorrow), please go here (there are two links below):

Saturday, January 9, 2016

NEW PAINTING: Fairy Studying

I finally, after 30+ years of painting, hit my stride.   My decades of study and observation have culminated in, "Fairy Studying," 11 x 14, acrylic on canvas, $300.



Friday, January 8, 2016

I'VE BEEN PAINTING LIKE MAD

I completed a 30-day en plein air painting challenge; it could have burned me out but it did not.

Additionally, I have been painting like crazy since then, some works I really love.

I do apologize for not having updated this Blog.  I have a very slow IP, less than 1 mbps.  So, technology is both a great thing and a curse at times.

Below is my latest, "Picking Posies by the Sea," 8 x 10, acrylic on gallery wrap canvas. $100